Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Leaders of Baylor Scott & White Health and the Cleveland Clinic are joining in Dallas this morning to formally announce a collaboration that Modern Healthcare recently called “another example of major academic medical centers coming together to expand their reach.” Under the alliance, three Baylor Scott & White hospitals will become the exclusive providers for Texas and Oklahoma cardiac … Continue reading Baylor Scott & White alliance with Cleveland Clinic ‘next phase of American medicine’ [updated]

Traveling with diabetes? Plan with these tips

Holiday travel can be stressful enough, but for the many millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with diabetes, it may be especially challenging. This recent dailyRx feature offers some helpful tips for those traveling with diabetes. The piece notes that “Traveling can disrupt meal, rest and exercise routines, all of which can make it harder … Continue reading Traveling with diabetes? Plan with these tips

At 74, Dallas man gears up for half-marathon

Just a few months ago, Wayne Aguren joked that he couldn’t run a half-marathon “if my life depended on it.” But the 74-year-old Oak Lawn resident who trains with morning jogs on the Katy Trail recently decided to “take the plunge” when he registered to run half of this Sunday’s metroPCS Dallas Marathon. He’s one of an estimated … Continue reading At 74, Dallas man gears up for half-marathon

5 flu and vaccine facts you need to know

There are early indications that this year’s flu season could be severe, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s largely because the variants of the flu virus that many patients are catching are different from this season’s vaccine virus, the CDC says. Says the CDC: So far this year, seasonal influenza A H3N2 viruses have been … Continue reading 5 flu and vaccine facts you need to know

New Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie hospital opens Saturday; watch time-lapse video

Tomorrow is moving day in Waxahachie. The new $175 million Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie opens on Saturday, when dozens of patients will be transferred from the long-time location at 1405 West Jefferson Street to the new hospital along Interstate 35E near U.S. Highway 287. The facility can be located at 2400 N. Interstate … Continue reading New Baylor Scott & White Waxahachie hospital opens Saturday; watch time-lapse video

Dallas Marathon’s Team Audrey to feature ‘miracle’ Baylor patient

Audrey Self’s recovery since a Dallas car accident that nearly killed her in November 2013 has been a marathon, not a sprint. That’s the message that the 21-year-old’s longtime teacher, friend and mentor, Cynthia Anway, recalls Self sharing with her at one point during her treatment at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Intensive Care … Continue reading Dallas Marathon’s Team Audrey to feature ‘miracle’ Baylor patient

‘Kissing bugs’ and Chagas parasite explained

Recent reports suggest that the terrifying “kissing bugs” may be cause for concern for health officials in Dallas and statewide. “The beetle-like insects typically crawl out of walls at night, attracted by carbon dioxide people exhale while asleep,” writes Reporting Texas. “They bite the face and lips, gorge on blood, and defecate into the wound and transmit … Continue reading ‘Kissing bugs’ and Chagas parasite explained